2016 Events and Special Open Days
Bank Holiday Monday 30th May - 'I want to Ride my Bicycle!'
An event focuusing on the 'Two Wheeled' items in our collection. See a Boneshaker, Penny Farthing or a Raleigh Bomber. Reduced admission for visitors who arrive by cycle.
Saturday 25th June - Ipswich Transport & Model Festival (all attraction entry ticket £9.50)
Visit three great attractions on one inclusive ticket - the Transport Museum, The Ipswich Railway Modellers HQ and the Ipswich Model Engineering Society. A free bus service links the sites and Scorail Model Railways using historic vehicles. A modellers dream! Accompanied children £1*. Other attractions en route — see website for details.
10am - 4.30pm (*joint event ticket holders only)
Sundays 7th,14th and 21st August - Free Bus Ride to the Museum from the Town Centre and Railway Station (and back) (standard museum admission charges today)
Leave the car behind and enjoy a leisurely free bus ride to and from the museum. Timetable on our website from early July. Note: if you want to come in the museum, normal admission charges apply. 11am-4pm.
Bank Holiday Monday 29th August - Ride a Fire Engine Day
Get fired up with free rides on the museum's magnificent fire engines and
see other visiting machines. Hear bells ring and sirens scream! A very
popular event! 11am - 4pm.
Saturday 1st October - Classic Vehicles Day
An event celebrating classic cars and light commercials. Includes a special display of visiting vehicles and free bus tours of the local area. 11am-4pm.
Saturday 15th October - Wheels by Lamplight
An unusual and atmospheric event, as enthusiastic collectors illuminate the museum with hundreds of old oil and paraffin lamps. Enjoy a special evening and leave with a warm cosy glow. 5.30pm - 9pm (Please note we cannot admit children to this event).
Sunday 13th November - Classic Buses and Coaches
An event focussing on the buses and coaches from the 1940s to the present day, with
rides on museum and visiting vehicles. 11am – 4pm
Saturday 3rd December - The Christmas Cracker
The final opening day of our season is a family day with a Christmas theme. Seasonal decorations and entertainment in the museum help to get you into the Christmas mood. Open from 11am-4pm.